Simone Co-founded and co-facilitates the Documentary Roundtable – Trailer Night, a joint program by Docs In Progress and Women in Film and Video of Washington DC.

Simone is both an instructional designer and award-winning documentary filmmaker, and has found that working in each field enriches her skills in the other. Simone has co-produced and co-directed Sensei Fran Kicks Ass which screened at 19 film festivals. She produced and directed The Life of Cheng Se Tseo in His Own Words, which aired on two Pennsylvania public TV stations. She is the co-producer of American Feud and she produced/directed a series of short instructional films for Afghan and Iraqi refugee interpreters. She serves as an Ambassador to the D-word documentary community.